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Semantic interoperability enables systems and services to exchange and interpret data meaningfully.

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Observatories are monitoring tools designed to gather information on the state of play of digital public administration and interoperability activities.

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Tools and specifications for achieving interoperability in the EU public sector improve coordination, data sharing, and decision-making across sectors.

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Smart cities

Smart cities can contribute to achieving the EC's Digital Decade objectives, promoting sustainability and innovation in the public sector.

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Digital innovation

The Innovation topic discusses how governments are using AI, Blockchain, and GovTech to enhance operations and serve citizens better.

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Last update: 26/02/2024

Collection and solution pages highlight important information

The latest Joinup release has introduced a key modification in collections and solutions: the merging of the Overview and About pages into a single, optimised page.How did it work before?The Overview page contained a short description of the collection/solution, as well as the different content items under that community. The About page showcased the description of the collection/solution and, additionally, included the owner’s contact information.What are the benefits now?With the new unified Overview page, users can quickly identify the most important information, thanks to:The abstract text…
Last update: 22/02/2024

Introduction to AI for Public Service Interoperability

As AI models continue to enhance their ability to link data seamlessly and extract semantic connections, the importance of leveraging AI to support interoperability becomes increasingly evident.SEMIC and EU Academy are thrilled to announce the release of their latest learning material: "Introduction to AI for Public Service Interoperability." This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to navigate the intricate realm of AI within interoperable public services. Delving into the core concepts of Artificial Intelligence…
Content and knowledge management
Last update: 26/02/2024

EUSurvey covers all your survey life cycle needs

EUSurvey is the flexible and widely accessible solution for:collecting the opinions of stakeholders on a specific issue;rapidly consulting businesses, citizens or other interested parties;conducting user satisfaction surveys;preparing conference registrations;creating multi-lingual surveys;publishing results over the web.It covers all steps of a survey life cycle, from the design to the launch of the survey to the analysis and publication of results. It offers different types of questions, from simple text and multiple-choice questions to spreadsheet questions or multi-media survey elements…
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Interoperable Europe Academy 2024

This event, co-organised by the European Commission and the University of KU Leuven, is a unique opportunity for public servants, policymakers, and students to deepen their understanding of the…
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Last update: 26/02/2024

Apache and EUPL

In his blog (in Spanish), Javier López Acevedo analyses the compatibility between the EUPL and the more permissive Apache license.Regarding the EUPL, nothing in Apache versions 1.1 and 2.0 prohibits relicensing a larger work under this license. In the case of version 1.1 there are certain requirements - such as the existence of certain prohibitions on the use of the "Apache" brand - but in no case are they considered restrictions added by the EUPL licensor. Specifically, they are inherited from the original Apache license.These requirements therefore do not affect the essential freedoms of the…
LicensingOpen Source Software
Last update: 26/02/2024

Open climate for the world!

After three years preparation and discussion, the European ICON weather services model system becomes Open Source, institutions communicated in February 2024.ICON (for ICOsahedral Non-hydrostatic modeling framework) is developed by five European partners:the Swiss Center for Climate Systems Modeling (Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSchweiz and ETH Zurich as C2SM partners), the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), the German Weather Service (DWD), the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). The ICON model enables efficient…
Science and technologyOpen Source SoftwareReusable Software Components
Last update: 23/02/2024

The Interoperable Europe Act for digital cities

*** Article originally published in the OASC February 2024 newsletter ***In a time of rapid digital transformation, the importance of interoperability within and across our cities and communities cannot be overstated. This month, we delve into the newly adopted EU’s Interoperable Europe Act (IEA) – an important regulation that aligns with the core mission of our network to support cities and municipalities worldwide in their digital journey.The Interoperable Europe Act aims to enhance interoperability across digital public services within the EU. Interoperability is the ability of different…
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GovTech Connect

What is GovTech Connect?GovTech Connect is a is a multi-year, cross-border project, created under DG CONNECT of the European Commission, that entails a variety of initiatives convening and mobilising the GovTech…
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Quba e-invoice viewer

Quba is a offline viewer application for Peppol-, CII-, UBL-, XRechnung- and Factur-X/ZUGFeRD.It is open source, can also validate invoices and orders using "Mustangserver" when online and can be downloaded free of…

Service Model

The CISE Network is a complex open computer network interfacing several EU countries, specifically, in the maritime data context. This network connects CISE nodes and legacy systems thought a special component called…

CISE Data Models

The use of CISE specifications and data models, helps to ensure that public administrations are taking into account relevant EU recommendations on standards and specifications in the maritime domain and are seeking to…

CISE node

The CISE Node manages the communication protocol among participants, including the security, access control to the information and the reliability aspects. The CISE Node is a common block for all the partners connected…
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Apache and EUPL

In his blog (in Spanish), Javier López Acevedo analyses the compatibility between the EUPL and the more permissive Apache license.Regarding the EUPL, nothing in Apache versions 1.1 and 2.0 prohibits relicensing a larger…

All EU actions on AI

Follow the European Union actions to support the Artificial Intelligence on the official European Commission website. Link to the AI Act. You will find the latest important milestones below:January 2024AI innovation…
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What's Joinup

The Joinup platform is the European Commission's one-stop shop for interoperable, open, and free digital government ICT solutions and an online space for e-Government professionals and enthusiasts to share and learn about digital public services and initiatives.

Joinup covers the hands-on aspects of interoperability.

What's Interoperable Europe

It’s the European Commission’s initiative for a reinforced interoperability policy showcasing news and events about government-related interoperability, along with initiatives and best practices that support the digitalisation of EU public administrations.

Interoperable Europe covers the policy angle of interoperability.